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Re: [PATCH] Make cygwin use .gdbinit

On Sun, Nov 25, 2001 at 09:14:00PM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 13:58:07 -0500
>> From: Christopher Faylor <>
>> >
>> >Sigh.  Unfortunately, this wording is inaccurate and might be
>> >misleading: it gives an impression that gdb.ini is only used on
>> >MS-DOS.  This is not true, since the DJGPP port works on Windows as
>> >well, but still uses gdb.ini there.
>> >From
>> "DJGPP is a complete 32-bit C/C++ development system for Intel 80386
>> (and higher) PCs running DOS."
>> I guess this documentation is about as misleading as the first sentence
>> of this web page.
>Perhaps.  However, DJ's Web page is not something I need to approve ;-)

Ok.  You're obviously critical of the wording changes and I apologize
for assuming that this was an obvious fix.  I will note that while DJGPP
is mentioned in the documentation as "development tools to MS-DOS and
MS-Windows".  This sentence is followed by "djgpp programs are 32-bit
protected-mode programs that use the DPMI (DOS Protected-Mode Interface)
API to run on top of real-mode DOS systems and their emulations."

There's a lot of "DOS" in the above.  And there's a lot of "DOS" in the
subsequent paragraphs.

However, neither your sighing nor my nit picking is going to improve
the documentation to what you would consider acceptable.  What are your
suggestions for how I can improve the documentation?  Do you just want
me to revert it?  Do you want me to change the MS-DOS's to DJGPP's?
Should I keep the existing documentation and just say Unix/Cygwin?


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